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VISIT Milwaukee Welcomes New Communications Manager

Katy Deardorff has joined the staff of VISIT Milwaukee as Communications Manager.

By - May 5th, 2014 01:12 pm

MILWAUKEE— (May 5, 2014) – Katy Deardorff has joined the staff of VISIT Milwaukee as Communications Manager.

“Katy is passionate about our community, and she’s excited to help us tell the Milwaukee story locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. We are pleased to welcome her to our team,” said Wendy Strong, director of public relations for VISIT Milwaukee.

Katy was born and raised in Milwaukee and graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Journalism, specializing in advertising and public relations. Recent jobs include account executive positions with local advertising agencies BVK and Nelson Schmidt.

As Communications Manager, Katy will support VISIT Milwaukee’s ongoing public relations efforts, including outreach to media, lead involvement in social media strategy, copywriting and planning familiarization trips for visiting travel writers.

About VISIT Milwaukee

VISIT Milwaukee markets Greater Milwaukee to tourists, and convention and meeting planners, both nationally and internationally. VISIT Milwaukee has approximately 600 members, including hotels/motels, restaurants, attractions, services and area businesses. Total business sales related to tourism amounted to $4.62 billion in Greater Milwaukee in 2013 and supported more than 48,500 local jobs. The City of Wauwatosa, Potawatomi Bingo Casino and the Wisconsin Center District are strategic partners with VISIT Milwaukee, providing funding support for conventions and tourism programs.  For more information call 1-800-554-1448 or visit

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